April 22, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Special Meeting of the Board of Education

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Conference Room – District Office

Scotia-Glenville Mission Statement

The Scotia-Glenville Central School District is committed to providing an environment which allows students to realize their full potential and thus prepares them for life in an ever-changing world.  In the tradition of excellence, Board of Education, administration, staff, parents, business and community members will continue to ensure that our educational system fulfills the needs of our students.

AGENDA

1.    Roll Call: Bucciferro, Carbone, Feinberg, Massaro, Pytlovany, H. Talbot, K. Talbot

2.    Pledge of Allegiance

3.    Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

There will be no  Hearing and Privilege of  the Floor  at  this remote session.

4.    Superintendent’s Comments (Susan Swartz – Superintendent of Schools)

5.       Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) 2020-2021 Administrative Budget  and  Board  Vacancies  (Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties)

a.  Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education approve the following Resolution:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany-Schoharie- Schenectady-Saratoga Counties be authorized to expend the sums set for the Administrative Budget document in the total amount of $12.2 million during the school year 2020-2021 and to raise such sum by assessments to component school districts, non-component school districts, and other BOCES and other sources, as deemed appropriate.

b.  Superintendent’s Recommendation: That pursuant to official notification by the Clerk of the Capital District Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Dr. John Bergeron, Nancy Del Prado, Naomi Hoffman, and John Phelan are the four candidates for four vacant BOCES Board seats (three-year term from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023), the Board of Education approve the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that the Scotia-Glenville Board of Education cast one vote each for a maximum of four candidates as deemed appropriate.

6. Accept Budget Appropriation Status and Revenue Status Reports/Fund Balance 3rd Quarter Projection for 2019-2020 Fiscal Year

Superintendent’s Recommendation: That the Board of Education accept the Budget Appropriation Status and Revenue Status Reports/Fund Balance 3rd Quarter Projection for 2019-2020, as submitted.

7.      Other Business

8.      Hearing

There will be  no  Hearing and Privilege of  the Floor  at  this remote session.

The Board may adjourn to Executive Session in order to discuss matters relating to personnel and/or negotiations.

Minutes

A Special Meeting of the Board of Education of the Scotia-Glenville Central School District was held in the office of the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, in said district on April 22, 2020.

President Bucciferro called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.

Present:  Superintendent Swartz, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Swain, Business Manager Giaquinto, Bucciferro, Carbone, Feinberg, Massaro, Pytlovany, H. Talbot and K. Talbot were all present via a video conference due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Absent:    None

MOVED by Carbone, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education adjourn to Executive Session in order to discuss matters relating to personnel and negotiations.

Roll Call

Ayes:  7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 2:00 p.m. and returned for the Open Session at 2:36 p.m. District Clerk DeLong was present during the Open Session.  The meeting was available through live-stream to the public.

Pledge of Allegiance

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

There was no hearing/privilege of the floor due to the inability to allow the public to attend the meeting in person.

Superintendent’s Comments (Susan M. Swartz, Superintendent of Schools)

Superintendent Swartz discussed the latest update from Governor Cuomo in which he stated that he would couple the re-opening of schools with the re-opening of businesses.  She reported that CR BOCES was working on a protocol for districts to detail what would have to be in place for schools to re-open.  She reported that Ms. Swain and the administrative team have been working on grading protocols for not only quarter 3, but also for the remainder of the year.  She reported that the Governor will be looking at state aid again at the end of this month and that at this point in time, he has not stated how much state aid he might be taking back, although the last figure mentioned was 20%. This number has changed several times within the last couple of weeks, so no determination can be made at this time.

MOVED by Carbone, SECONDED by K. Talbot, that the Board of Education approve the following two items:

Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) 2020-2021 Administrative Budget and Board Vacancies (Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties)

a.  Approve the following Resolution:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties be authorized to expend the sums set for the             Administrative Budget document in the total amount of $12.2 million during the school year 2020-2021 and to raise such sum by assessments to component school districts, non-component school districts, and other BOCES and other sources, as deemed appropriate.

b.    That pursuant to official notification by the Clerk of the Capital District Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Dr. John Bergeron, Nancy Del Prado, Naomi Hoffman, and John Phelan are the four candidates for four vacant BOCES Board seats (three-year term from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023), the Board of Education approve the following resolution:

RESOLVED, that the Scotia-Glenville Board of Education cast one vote each for a   maximum of four candidates as deemed appropriate.

Roll Call

Ayes:  7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Accept Budget Appropriation Status and Revenue Status Reports/Fund Balance 3rd Quarter Projection for 2019-2020 Fiscal Year

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by H. Talbot, that the Board of Education accept the Budget Appropriation Status and Revenue Status Reports/Fund Balance 3rd Quarter Projection for 2019-2020, as submitted.  (These reports are contained as Appendix A to these minutes).

Roll Call

Ayes:  7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

Other Business

Superintendent Swartz informed the Board that Senator Tonko had reached out to her regarding issues some students have been having with internet access in our district.  Hot Spots have been ordered and the Senator is working on ways to offer additional assistance in this area.

Hearing/Privilege of the Floor

There was no hearing/privilege of the floor due to the inability to allow the public to attend the meeting in person.

MOVED by K. Talbot, SECONDED by P. Carbone that the meeting be adjourned.

Roll Call

Ayes:  7

Noes:  0

MOTION CARRIED

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

Bobbie DeLong, District Clerk